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Horses Still Dying On Set Of HBO's Luck

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This is getting ridiculous.

How many horses have to die before someone realizes they're doing something wrong?

It's like the NYC horse carriages all over again.

On HBO's series, Luck, a third horse has died on set.

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HBO Defends Accidental Horse Deaths

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On the set of the HBO series Luck, two horses were injured and euthanized on set during racing sequences.

Sad.

So naturally they've come under fire from PETA.

They said in a statement:

"From the very outset of this project, the safety of the animals was of paramount concern to us. Recent assertions of lax attitudes or negligence could not be further from the truth.

We partnered early on with American Humane Association, who is the only mandated authority in the industry, and we work very closely with the AHA and racing industry experts to implement safety protocols that go above and beyond typical film and TV industry standards and practices."

They wanted to make sure it was known that every precaution was taken and these were truly just accidents.

The statement continued:

"For example, pre-race exams are performed by a California Horse Racing Board certified veterinarian, and radiographs are taken of the legs of all horses being considered for use in any simulated racing sequences.

Everyone associated with Luck cares deeply about the well-being of the horses who are so much a part of the heart and soul of the production."

We believe that they did all they could for the horses safety but these accidents still happened for a reason and we hope they find out why so that this never happens again.

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Bob Barker Writes A Letter Against Price Is Right Calgary Stampede Prize

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As we previously mentioned, Bob Barker was not too happy when he found that The Price Is Right was giving away a trip to the Calgary Stampede as one of its prizes.

The Calgary Stampede is cruel event that usually ends in several horse deaths.

So now Bob has written a letter on PETA's behalf to the event's main sponsors.

He wrote:

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Wildlife Officials Want To Kill Lucy The Goose

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A Canadian goose was rescued when it was a baby from a hungry eagle by a woman named Diane Vander Wiel.

She took it home and with the help of her chickens, nursed it back to health and named her Lucy.

She tried to reintroduce Lucy into the wild but she never flies too far from the family's rural property.

She's free to leave whenever she wants but chooses to return to her human family and play with their dogs or snuggle up inside the home, near the fire during cold nights.

Lucy has been a family member for two years, but now, conservation officers had just gone to Diane's home and captured Lucy and took her away.

And now they're planning to euthanize her!!

They are refusing to release Lucy because Diane has no permit to keep wildlife.

We understand laws are in place for a reason but this is a riduclous use of authority.

Do they really think Lucy is better off inside a crate in a shelter instead of flying free around the family farm?

There's a Facebook page for Lucy you can check out if you'd like to know more.

Click HERE to view "Bring Lucy Home!!"

[Image courtesy Diane Vander Wiel.]

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Kyra Sedgwick Has To Put Her Dog To Sleep

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Having to put a pet to sleep is always such a hard thing to do.

Recently, Kyra Sedgwick had to make that ultimate decision.

She tweeted:

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Denver Zoo Forced To Euthanize Black Rhino

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With one conservationist group already declaring the Black Rhino extinct, it's truly a loss that the Denver Zoo had to euthanize the 9th oldest Black Rhino in the world.

George, the Rhino had been with them since 1984.

Zookeepers had been monitoring him for a while for various health reasons including diverticulitis, chronic diarrhea and continued weight loss.

They finally made the decision to euthanize him when he was no longer able to stand up in his indoor habitat.

After performing a necropsy they found that his spleen had ruptured.

It's so sad to see an endangered, possibly extinct animal have to die, but it's for the best, because his suffering is now over.

R.I.P. George.

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Horrible Pet Owner Of The Week: Dude Jailed For Keeping Deer In His Trunk

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Horrible Pet Owner Of The Week: Dude Jailed For Keeping Deer In His Trunk

We've heard of a deer in the headlights, but never inside the car!

David Charrier just ended his 10-day sentence for keeping a living deer in the back of his trunk of his car.

The Maine resident carried the injured animal (possibly Bambi's mom?) in back of his car for over eight hours before taking it to a local butcher.

When the LIVING animal was given presented the butcher was like "WFT"?? The confused Butcher called the cops who told him to euthanize the deer.

The butcher then called the Maine Warden Service.

[Image via WENN.]

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